Senior Policy Advisor | International + Humanitarian at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Grow your Policy career with purpose at MBIE
- Opportunity to join our newly established International and Humanitarian Policy team
- Advise Government on immigration policy and legislation settings relating to New Zealand’s refugee programme, national security, international trade and migration relationships, and Pacific migration
About the role:
The Senior Policy Advisor | International and Humanitarian works in partnership with immigration teams that focus on the humanitarian and international dimensions of the immigration system.
This is a newly established team that responds to the increasing demand across the immigration policy space. The team will work closely with the Immigration | Skills and Residence and Immigration | Borders and Funding policy teams to ensure that MBIE continues to provide overall stewardship for the immigration system and delivers the Government’s work programme.
This will involve working across MBIE and other government agencies on cross cutting policy choices by bringing the requisite immigration system stewardship and policy lens.
To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced Policy Advisor with strong analytical skills and have an ability to significantly contribute to the shared vision and purpose.
You will provide advice to decision makers to enable best-informed decisions.
You will be very customer focused and a team player and work well with operational agencies to support effective policy implementation.
Ideally, you will have experience providing regulatory policy advice and legislative change while working across a diverse range of agencies.
Some background knowledge of the immigration system and immigration policy would be beneficial. But not essential.
About the team
The International and Humanitarian Policy team leads the analysis on New Zealand’s refugee policy, which includes, considering how New Zealand responds to international humanitarian crises such as Afghanistan.
The team is responsible for leading policy and legislative advice on national security issues within the immigration system. The team leads policy advice on migration from the Pacific, immigration aspects of FTA negotiations and lead policy engagement with the ‘Migration 5’ and ‘Border 5’.
We work closely with a range of other internal and external stakeholders including other policy teams and service delivery arms within MBIE.
We also work closely with unions and business organisations, and a wide range of other external stakeholders, including international counterparts.
Skills and experience required:
We are looking for motivated people with experience contributing to policy principles. And those who possess a solid track record of problem solving and providing quality advice in complex situations.
You may be a seasoned policy professional looking for that next challenge or ready to take your next step into a Senior Policy Advisor role.
- Experience working on complex policy projects within central government
- Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and application of these in public policy and in partnership with Māori
- Wide ranging knowledge of policy development disciplines and processes
- Relationship building, influencing and engagement skills to gain the cooperation and commitment of others
- Experience of working with senior public service officials, and internal and external stakeholders
- The ability to work through ambiguity and deliver results.
MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.
We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.
People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Maia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.
MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.
E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga iwaenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāiwi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga māngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēneiāheinga.
How to apply:
Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref MBIE/2755 if you have any further questions.
Applications close on 7 February 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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